Dec 14, 2018 | STEPHEN JONES

Books we’ve been reading in 2018

Books we’ve been reading in 2018

At Cooper Parry Wealth we love to read! Last year we shared CEO Stephen Jones’ favourite books from 2017. Following on from this we have opened it up to the team for the 2018 list. Here we share with you the books that have had an impact on them this year. From learning new things about mindset and lifestyle to understanding human habits and behaviours – take a look…

  Money Moments by Jason Butler – recommended by Relationship Manager, Ewan Rosie 

Whether it’s affording the basics in life, feeling more in control of your money, or balancing today’s spending needs with those in later life, many of us struggle to manage our finances as well as we would wish. Through real life stories, anecdotes and proven techniques, Jason Butler shows how your spending, working and saving decisions affect your overall financial well-being, and what habits, behaviours and attitudes you need to adopt to improve it.

Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed – recommended by Client Support Associate, Victoria Waddell

Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance and how to find an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It’s not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us.

 Busy by Tony Crabbe – recommended by Financial Planner, Phil Michou

Busy by Tony Crabbe draws on solid psychological research to address one of the great problems of modern life: we’re too busy. But it isn’t a time-management book. Rather than providing advice for increasing productivity and efficiency, it sets out four key strategies for thriving despite of the overload of too much.

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker – recommended by Financial Planner, Abi Thomas 

In this book Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves into everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime.

Just Listen by Mark Goulston – recommended by Relationship Manager, Ben Waite 

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can’t break through emotional barriers. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but powerful techniques readers can use to really get through to people―whether they’re coworkers, friends, strangers, or enemies.

  The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – recommended by Marketing Manager, Emily Baker-Gaunt

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Through real life examples and extensive research translated in to engaging stories, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters – recommended by Associate Ed Lewis-Smith 

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Professor Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life.




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